How to dance in fortnite battle royale

Where do the Fortnite dances come from

Are you wondering why kids are swinging their arms and hips from side to side in a asymmetric rhythm, sports players are celebrating their goals or victories with some weird dance moves? Do your children talk about the floss and who is the better at it? Don’t worry, they are only reproducting some Fortnite dances.

What is Fortnite?

The fifth season will end in 64 days (end-of September).

Release date Fortnite was released in 2017 by Epic Game. But it’s popular mode only became available in September 2017 and was launched with a different title than the original one Fortnite: Battle Royale.  This was in reaction to the the success of the Battle Royale video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
Age restriction PEGI 12 rating in the UK for frequent scenes of mild violence.
Platforms Fortnite is played on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Mac. Recently, it also became available on mobile but for a restricted number of players and on Nintendo Switch.
Purpose The game pits 100 players against each other in a last-man-standing battle. They can collect resources, build hideouts, and shoot enemies. In its duo or squad versions, you play against other duos or squad teams – but are still 100 in the Island. Overtime, the area where you can play get smaller and smaller, ensuring that the games don’t last forever. You can also choose to leave the game once you die and start a new one, or stay in the game until the end and watch other players still competing.
Price Battle Royale is a free to play but players can choose to buy a Battle pass. The battle pass is a reward system that unlocks emotes, skins, gliders and other cosmetic rewards for the player who completes challenges during a particular season. There is also a Free Pass where you can unlock a limited set of rewards.
Season It is currently the fifth season of the game and each season has been marked by a different theme and different challenges and rewards.
Average length of a Battle Royale game A game lasts approximately 20 minutes provided you are still alive.
Teams You can play solo, duo or in a 4-men squad.

Why is it so popular?

Fortnite is one of the most famous game this year for the following reasons:

  • It is free while PUBG costs £26.99.
  • Its graphic style is bright, with cartoon-like characters.
  • Resource collection and construction concepts attract Minecraft players.
  • The outfits, skins and graphic rewards are diverse and funny. The dances are ridiculous yet very popular in the school playgrounds.
  • Once you are dead, you can start a new game and don’t have to wait until the previous one is over.
  • It also leaves space to different playstyles: do you prefer hiding and sniping people, over close range fights? No problem, you can collect resources and build yourself a sneaky hideout.
  • Furthermore, on a weekly basis, new play modes are available making the game always attractive. Recently it had a 50v50 mode that I particularly enjoyed playing.

Its success is also obvious on social media: Ali-A has reached more than 14 millions subscribers on Youtube and Ninja had a peak of 600 000 viewers while streaming with Drake.

Epic also recently released some  official real life costumes and fans can know dress up with their favorite outfits from Fortnite. Check up this article to see which costumes are now available for sale.

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Fortnite Dances – how to unlock them?

The Fortnite dances are often reference to past moves. You can either buy them in the shop with V-bucks or earn them by completing the challenges through the Battle Pass.

And they have had a massive influence all across the world. Ali-A video has released a real life challenge (where we tries to perform some of the famous dance moves) that has more than 12 millions views. The 2018 Football world cup, the major league Baseball were also tainted with references to this famous game.

My son and his friends have practice session during the break at school and he has been teaching his sister (with limited success) the floss.

Where do these Fortnite dances come from?

The floss

The most famous Fortnite dance is the floss, it was not created by Fortnite itself but is the one you are most likely to see!

  • The Backpack Kid, an instagram famous dancer, made it famous when he did the dance during a live performance of Katy Perry’s song Swish Swish in a Saturday Night Live episode 2017.
  • Millie Bobbie Brown (Eleven in Stranger things) posted a video of her dancing the floss on her instagram.
  • Tothenham player Dele Alli celebrated a goal against Manchester with a floss.
  • Love Islanders Josh, Wes and Alex were practicing it.

Take the L

In September 2017, the movie IT was released in cinemas. In this movie, the Clown can be seen dancing with exactly the same music as you can hear in Fortnite.

Antoine Griezman (french football player) performed this dance move on several occasions, including during the word cup final where he scored against Croatia, or with his club, Atletico de Madrid.

Ride the pony

This dance resembles the one PSY dances in his famous Gangnam Style. The English player Dele Alli, performed this dance in the word cup during the game against Sweden.


Conor McGregor’s strut might have inspired this dance.


You should recognize this dance, performed originally by Carlton in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Orange Justice

This emote was inspired by Orange Shirt kid, who became a popular meme in the Fortnite Reddit community thanks to his dance.

Electro Shuffle

Initially called the “rave shuffle” in the 80s, this dance move was performed by Gabby J David, a professional dancer and choreographer on a YouTube video she released in 2017. This video may have inspired the Electro Shuffle in Fortnite.


Hype has been inspired by Shoot, a video of BlocBoy JB, an american rapper.

Best mates

The Best Mates dance was created by Marlon Webb on his Vine channel.

Basic Dance

This Fortnite dance has been inspired by Scrubs, the famous tv-show. In season 5, Christopher Turk was performing this dance.  

The wiggle

This dance was created by a former Call of Duty french player, named Broken.

Groove Jam

Groove Jam was inspired by Napoleon Dynamite, a 2004 American comedy film. The music to witch Napoleon is dancing is called canned heat. 

Shake it up

If you are a fan of Jim Carrey or the mask, you probably already recognized this Fortnite dance. Shake it up is the dance the Mask performed in front of all the police officers ready to arrest him.


This is one of the recent Fortnite dances. It has been inspired by a topless raver nicknamed the Techno Viking, who was seen performing this dance in 2000 in Berlin.

Llama bell

This Fortnite dance was first seen in April 2000 in the More Cowbell sketch.Will Ferrell was performing his cowbell dancing during a Saturday Night Live.

I like the orange justice dance but I’m for sure unable to perform it. Which one is your favorite?

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